Carrie Underwood Opens Up in 1st TV Interview Since Her 'Freak' Accident

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Carrie Underwood
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It's been six months since news broke of Carrie Underwood's horrific home accident, which had resulted in 40-plus stitches and a broken wrist (ouch). Since then, people have been questioning just how bad the mishap was, considering Carrie looks quite fabulous. And now, folks are so over it -- and some critics are even saying that Carrie Underwood's first TV interview "devalues" women. (Say what?)

  • Carrie opened up to Hoda Kotb about the incident and the praise that she looks good after her November accident.

    "I just fell, I just tripped, taking my dogs out to do their business," Carrie Underwood said on the Today show, describing her unfortunate accident. "It could have happened to anybody. I say if I'd fallen anywhere else, it wouldn't have been a problem, but here was just one little step that I went to catch myself on and I missed. In the beginning, I didn't know how things were going to end up. It just wasn't pretty."

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  • "I have a dedicated team of professionals who can spackle and paint and paste," the singer said. "Every day I feel a little more back to normal."

  • This TV interview, Carrie's first since her accident, comes after months of not showing her full face.

    "I was at a point where I didn't know how things were going to end up," the 35-year-old Grammy award winner explained about her injuries on iHeartRadio's Bobby Bones Show last month. "I didn't know what was going to go on. I didn't know what it was going to heal like. … You just don't know how things are going to heal or end up."

    Since her incident, Carrie has made public appearances, including performing at the 2018 Country Music Awards.
  • And people are so done hearing about it.

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    Judging by these comments, people want Carrie to move on.

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  • Some go as far as to accuse Carrie of "devaluing women" ...

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  • ... as well as other people with "real issues."

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    This isn't the first time Carrie Underwood has been criticized about her post-accident looks.

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  • Alright, everyone. Let's take five and chill for a second.

    There's no need to get worked up over Carrie Underwood. She answered questions Hoda asked her -- so why blame her for doing so? Chill with the hysteria; you can get an ulcer getting that frustrated.